I was in grade 7 when my teacher first introduced me to Sherlock Holmes, but it wasn’t until I was in high school that I fell in love with Sherlock Holmes. It was not many years later that I fell in love with history (particularly Canadian history). So when I decided to write my first book, it would be a union of these two loves.
My second Sherlock Holmes mystery is entitled Cold-Hearted Murder, and I decided to keep Holmes in England, but a good part of the backstory takes place during the Klondike Gold Rush in the Yukon Territory.
I did not plan on writing another Sherlock Holmes adventure, but when David Marcum asked me to contribute a story to an anthology that would benefit a worthy cause I acquiesced.
I decided to write a story based on the murders of the Canadian poisoner, Thomas Neill Cream who killed women in Canada, the United States and was finally arrested and brought to trial in England. I entitled the story The Lambeth Poisoner Case and can be found in The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories, Volume IX.
Thomas Neill Cream